General Correspondence

24.02.2021 – What’s new? Shape your Sports & PE business now and post-Covid

We’ve listened to your feedback and you want to know more about current and emerging market trends in the school sports and PE industry – both now and post-Covid.  So we’ve invited Aspire Sports, the ‘eyes and ears’ of the school sports and PE sector, to host a webinar to help you to navigate the post-Covid landscape and take advantage of the new business opportunities it presents. 

Aspire Sports has been engaging children in sports and PE since 2005 through their training, coaching and mentoring programmes in schools.    Through their work ‘at the coalface’ with teachers, they’re often the first to spot changes in key areas.  Their intimate knowledge of the sector means they know their audience, and in turn yours.

You’re invited to submit questions to them prior to the webinar.  This way, we’ll make sure that you get the answers you need on the following topics and more:

  • Buying processes: has the traditional catalogue had its day?
  • Buyers and Influencers: who has the purchasing power in schools now and how to reach them?
  • The future of Sports and PE equipment: what’s selling/what isn’t?
  • Funding: streams available now and in the future
  • Innovation: the digital revolution in sports equipment
  • Covid-19: how the virus has changed what sells
  • What do kids want? Influences on school Sports and PE

Send your questions to nick@sportsandplay.com by 22nd February 2021

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14.12.2020 – What’s next for Sports and PE?

SPE are holding an informal end-of-year virtual meeting with information to equip members for 2021.  The meeting will provide a vital opportunity to come together as an industry after what has been an extremely challenging year for us all. Members are invited to pose their questions to our experts on how to lessen the impact of Brexit and Covid-19 on their businesses.  The session is designed to help you successfully navigate some of the challenges which undoubtedly lie ahead in 2021. 

The Education Market
Matt Hammonds from The Education Company returns with an update on how the pandemic has affected schools’ purchasing of PE and sports equipment.  In this follow-up session, Matt will detail the best ways to approach the education sector in 2021.  Using real-life examples of Ed Co’s most recent and successful marketing content, the session will explore how you can apply what they have learnt to your marketing strategy. 

Brexit and the Sports and PE Industry 
The FSPA’s Jane Montgomery will be providing the latest insight on Brexit to help you assess the impact on your business of new legislation from January 2021.  Our direct links with the relevant Government departments means that we can find out industry-specific information on your behalf.

Hiring the Right Skills to your Team
The Liberti Group is the global number 1 provider of high calibre part-time professionals.  Viv Jebson will be explaining how they can help you to hire in the right skills at the right time on a temporary and/or part-time basis across a range of disciplines including finance, marketing, legal and sales.

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01.04.2020 – COVID-19

We have been circulating a number of SPE/FSPA newsletters in recent days and weeks to try to offer some support in these unprecedented times.  Here are a few links and information you may find helpful.


28.11.2019 – A manifesto to restore PE in secondary schools

The Sports and Physical Education Association (SPE) has launched its new election manifesto calling on the next government to make good the inequality in primary and secondary PE funding and provision


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